Ninth District Congressman recently toured the Auburn Boys and Girls Club and presented a donation of $250 from his Congressional pay raise.

Although Smith voted against a Congressional pay raise, Members of Congress received one. Smith has promised to donate his pay raise to education and other worthy programs throughout the Ninth District.

The Auburn Boys and Girls Club is an extension of the Federal Way Boys and Girls Club, and both operate out of the same budget. It opened on March 1st, 1999 as a collaborative program with the King County Housing Authority. The site serves low income children, including kids newly arrived from Somalia and Ukraine.

“I am very pleased to donate to the Auburn Boys and Girls Club, which provides important services to the Auburn community,” Smith said. “I believe the Boys and Girls Club is a great example of communities coming together to improve the lives of kids.”

John Evans, Unit Director, said, “It’s always a pleasure to have Congressman Smith stop by the Boys and Girls Club. Both the kids and community leaders appreciate the congressman’s support and donation.”